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BARBARY   MICK                                    473

also the Palaearctic region. Vandeleuria, CJiiropodomys, Hatomys,
Carpomys are Oriental,, the last two being confined to the
Philippines.

Another peculiar Philippine genus is I>Maeofmys> of large size,
and allied to it is Grater'omys, originally confounded with it.
JBatomyB granti is also confined to Luzon. Its molars are three,
like those of the also restricted and Philippine Carpoinys melan-
urus, which is an arboreal form. There is a second species^
O. phaeurus.

PJiLaeomyB is placed, however, by Mr. Thomas in a distinct
sub-family of its own, Phlaeoniyizifte, and is removed from the
Murinae.

Hapalomys, with but one species, is Burmese.     P-itfaecocMrus is

Fio, 235.—Spiny Mouse.    Acomys cahirinus.     x J.

Javanese and Sumatran. Conilurus (also known as Hapalotis) is
a genus containing species which, are termed Jerboa Hats, on
account of their mode of progression. They are deserfc and
Australian forms. There are sixteen species.
Mastacomys, with one species, is limited to Tasmania. TTromys,
with some eight species, is from Queensland, and inhabits also the
Aru Islands and the Solomon Islands. The Celebesian JScMothrix,
or GraurotTirix as it should apparently properly be called, is another
genus containing but a single species. Golunda is both Oriental
and Ethiopian, one species occurring in each region. The beauti-
ful little striped Barbary Mice, .Arviacantkis (or -Tsomys), are
African, north as well as tropical.
The genus Saccostomus resembles the Hamsters in the presence
of cheek pouches. Its teeth, however, are Murirte> It agrees with
Steatomys in the comparatively short tail. The caecum is rather
long.